Saturday, August 1, 2020

Saturday Morning Cereals - Froot Loops with Marshmallows

These kids love their Saturday morning cereals. Especially the ones that have marshmallow in them. Their favorite so far has been the Chocolate Frosted Flakes with Marshmallows. When I saw these Froot Loops with Marshmallows I decided to give them a try. The kids are still in their PJs but they're ready for a taste test.

Froot Loops have been around since 1963, and Toucan Sam has always been the mascot. Originally it was only 3 colors, red orange and yellow, but in the 90s, green blue and purple were added. Let's take a closer look! As Toucan Sam would say, "Follow my nose! It always knows!"

It's fun that these aren't just generic marshmallows either. These actually have a shape to them. I think that blue/red one is even supposed to be Toucan Sam. And they did a really good job on the cherry one too. I get the orange marshmallow, as well as the lemon, but what is the swirled green/yellow one supposed to be?

And I don't know why it's still stuck in my head, but every time I see Froot Loops, I think of The Onion article I read in college about how Surgeon General Mills Recommends 3 to 5 Servings of Froot Per Day. Either straight off the vine or in "loop" form.

The side of the box.

Now a lot of times the pictures on the box aren't a good representation of the actual product inside. I have to say though, they did a pretty good job staying true to the shape. And again, those cherries look great.

Admiring the marshmallows.

Checking out the cherries.

Alli likes hers with milk.

Ian pulled out all 5 marshmallows and all 6 loops to make a rainbow. Very nice Ian.

Ian asked me were the purple marshmallows were. That I don't know.

It's been so long since I've had Froot Loops. They certainly are a colorful part of this complete breakfast.

Hey Alli, what are the 3 Primary Colors.
Alli - Red, Blue, and Yellow.
Very nice. Now Ian, what are the 3 Secondary Colors?
Ian - Orange, Purple, and Green.
Excellent. It's breakfast and it's science.

Time to rate them.

Everyone thought they were pretty tasty, but still not quite as good as those Chocolate Frosted Flakes with Marshmallows. Well, we'll keep trying. We might be able to find something.

Hey Alli, whatcha doing?
Alli - I'm very good at organizing.

Yes, you certainly are. It's the start of a great day!


  1. For a moment there I thought Alli was going to pour out a really big bowl so she can organize more cereal :-) I also agree that the best part of any marshmallow cereal are the marshmallows! Guessing the green & yellow marshmallow may be a lime (maybe to represent a lime's stage from an unripe green to a ripe yellow color). Alli & Ian definitely know primary and secondary colors...good job! I'll second the kids' preference of a chocolate flavor over a fruit flavor when it comes to cereal :-)...but sounds like the new cereal was still a good choice. EOM

    1. Love those marshmallows! Luckily for them, I'm seeing that Frosted Flaked is bringing back a Spooky Chocolate version for Halloween and it includes marshmallows! They'll be excited!

  2. I do the same organizing as Alli :) whenever I have an odd number of objects, I make them all equivalent to the snack with the least number.

    1. And does it disappoint you when you get fewer of your favorite and more of your least favorite?